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True or False: Vegan Diet Fact Check | Dr. Neal Barnard | Exam Room LIVE

True or False: Vegan Diet Fact Check | Dr. Neal Barnard | Exam Room LIVE

Eating a vegan diet will negatively alter your mitochondria and destroy your health. That is a claim circulating and widely believed to be true although research shows it's not one rooted in science. It is false.

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Gregory J. Reiter Fund

This episode of The Exam Room™ Podcast is sponsored by The Gregory J. Reiter Memorial Fund, which supports organizations like the Physicians Committee that carry on Greg’s passion and love for animals through rescue efforts, veganism, and wildlife conservation.

Nutrition claims are put to the test in this True or False edition of The Exam Room LIVE.

Dr. Neal Barnard joins "The Weight Loss Champion" Chuck Carroll to dispel myths from reality and separate fact from fiction.

On the Show

  • True or false: It is impossible to meet all nutritional requirements without eating meat.
  • True or false: A vegan diet has half the amount of protein as a regular diet.
  • True or false: Plant protein is not complete protein.
  • True or false: Eating a vegan diet is 150% more expensive than the average grocery bill.
  • True or false: Vegan men often have a low sperm count.
  • True or false: Eating a vegan diet increases the risk of developing an eating disorder.
  • True or false: Vegans are more likely to suffer from depression.
  • And more

Chuck also discusses the findings of a study comparing whether limiting calories or fasting is better for health and weight loss.

Dr. Barnard is the author of The Power Foods Diet: The Breakthrough Plan That Traps, Tames, and Burns Calories for Easy and Permanent Weight Loss.

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